Michael Franti and Spearhead Live at The Aggie Theater on 2002-10-03
2. Love Invincible
3. People In Tha Middle
4. What I Be
5. Pray For Grace
6. Oh My God
7. Never Too Late
8. Closer To The Sky
9. Everyone Deserves Music
10. Soul Shine
11. Yes I Will
12. Love Why Did You Have To Go
Disc #2 (66:11)
1. Every Single Soul
2. Stay Human
3. Radioactive Solo
5. Radioactive Solo
6. Rock The Nation
7. Feelin' Free
9. Bomb The World
Disc #3 (29:54)
SHNs: 963 MB
Michael Franti - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Dave Shul - Electric Guitar
Carl Young - Bass
Mannas Itiene - Drums
Bob Crawford - Keyboards *
Radioactive - Human Beat Box
* Bob Crawford fills in for Kevin Choice on this show.
Soundboard Mix by Tige.
This show was taped off the SBD by Dan Kramer (tahoespearit) on his M-1 DAT.
Transferred & SHN'd by Matt Ziegler (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Photos of this show are available at:
This is a beautiful recording with a few small exceptions:
There is a 25 second cut in the middle of Radioactive's solo (d2 t4).
It was present on the original DAT: you can remove it on the discs you burn,
but i left it in for the sake for keeping it in real time.
Review by Dan Kramer (tahoespearit)
It poured heavily through out most of the day which was fine by most people in Colorado since they haven't seen this much rain in quite some time. After Tre' Hardson and his band rock the crowd and warmed them up nicely for Spearhead, Radio came out and hyped the crowd up even more before introducing Spearhead. The guys jammed right into Love Invincible with Dave and Bob sound ever so beautiful with thier latin influences. A quick pause then Carl counts into People In Tha Middle, reagge style. A pretty standard version with Carl laying down some thick bass. What I Be jumped out next earlier than in the setlist then ever seen before and fit perfectly as a beginning of the set tune. It was played abit slower than usual but grooved smoothly through the transition into Pray For Grace. Radio freestyles and keeps the soldout crowd going with some call backs and beatboxing. Bob then kicks right into the openning chops to Oh My God. After a short version of Oh My God the band continues with the sing-a-long song, "Never Too Late". "Closer To The Sky", another new one, followed and was rather short but still ever so sweet. "Everyone Deserves Music" was alittle slow aswell but picked up speed towards the end to flow perfectly into "Soulshine". Jaque Duskin from Tre's band sat in on percussion which helps alot to round off the sound of this song. A brief stop then jumping into the original version of "Yes I Will". Dave gives us another tremendous performance on his guitar during the middle of the song and Michael chimes in after with some more Marley verses from "Sun Is Shinning". A strong version of "Love Why Did You Have To Go" came next as Manas really brought the song together with his tight beats and powerful fills. Radio added to the intencity with a thunderous beatbox. Every Single Soul suprized us all so late in the set and featured Jaque on percussion again and Tre' came out to flow some poetry and sing some verses of his own over the song. Very nice and for all of you that only know Tre' from his rapping he also has an incredible singing voice. Stay Human would follow and end the set but not before Carl and Radio would play off each other aswell as Bob and Manas dueling it out for abit. Michael would pass the mic to Radio for a freestyle verse while he catches his breathe.This is one of the only times I've heard the band close the set with Every Single Soul> Stay Human and it was a refreshing change that seemed to fit very well! After the crowd quite down, Radio came out and fooled around with his panflutes for awhile before going into the beatbox part of his routine. Radio once again takes the head off the mic and press the rest of the mic against his neck as he beatboxes before introing, Rock The Nation, as the rest of the band comes out to build up the song. They sounded like they slipped some at the end of the song but Michael gets the Manas and the rest of the band to finish the song double time and it sounds like a punk/thrash version to end it. Michael quickly says he was getting back to his puck roots before grabbing his acoustic and leading the band in a mellow version of Feelin' Free. Although this version was mellow, it also seemed to roll on forever. Michael speaks about W's mission to bomb Iraq and how the children of Iraq suffer because of it before singing his anthem, "Bomb The World". Michael sounds like he is about to end the song but then transitions right into the dub version of the song with the rest of the band joinning in and Radio jumping in with his verses. Bob adds some nice piano playing and the band harmonize beautifully towards the end which fits in superbly. Finally, with time running out quickly, Michael asks Dave for some guitar and off into "Sometimes" we go again. Dave and Carl start a funky jam in between the song and Radio continues to keep the vibes going. Jaque comes out and helps out on percussion one more time as Tre' comes out and dances for everybody. Michael adds some more Marley verses as he sings, "One bright morning when my work is over, I will fly away home". The band brings the energy up one more time before finishing the night's events on a extremely high note. Michael thanks everyone for coming out on a cold, wet school night. Another great show with another great sould out crowd!
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